Tuesday, 14 August 2012

“Hell may have all the best composers, but heaven has all the best choreographers.”

According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday.  Next Saturday, in fact.  Just before dinner. 

So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring.  Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan.  Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon - both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle - are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist...

Neal Gaiman + Terry Pratchett = Amazingness.  Hilarious, profound, and thoroughly enjoyable, Good Omens, just goes to show you that one can find humour in the end of the world.

“People couldn't become truly holy, he said, unless they also had the opportunity to be definitely wicked.”

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